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Best of Super Juniors Night 1 Results (5/18) Ospreay/Ishimori, ACH/Flip Gordon, Chris Sabin, More

Best of Super Juniors Night 1 Results (5/18) Live In Progress
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New Japan Pro Wrestling presents the opening round of the Best of Super Juniors tournament. Live on

FIRST MATCH: KUSHIDA & Shota Umino vs. Ren Narita & Chris Sabin

Sabin and KUSHIDA start the match. They lock up. Sabin flips out of a wristlock, but KUSHIDA reverses with a wristlock of his own. They break.

They lock up. Sabin tries for a top wristlock, but KUSHIDA grounds him with a leglock. Sabin reverses with a leglock of his own. Sabin transitions into a crucifix pin for two.

Narita tags in and corners KUSHIDA. Narita uses a judo throw and locks KUSHIDA in a side headlock. KUSHIDA fights out and covers Narita for one. KUSHIDA locks in an armbar, but Narita fights to the ropes.

Umino tags in and works over Narita’s wounded arm. Umino corners Narita and viciously chops at his chest. Umino hits a snap mare and a kick to the back. Umino locks in a Cravate. Narita tries to fight out but Umino keeps it locked in. Umino hits a Neckbreaker for two.

KUSHIDA tags in. KUSHIDA stomps on Narita’s head. KUSHIDA locks in a side headlock. Narita fights back. KUSHIDA drops Narita and locks in a crucifix submission, KUSHIDA rolls into a pinfall for two.

KUSHIDA chops Narita’s chest. Narita hits a dropkick. Sabin tags in. KUSHIDA tags in.

Sabin hits a corner elbow. Sabin hits a missile dropkick. Sabin goes for Cradle Shock but KUSHIDA fights out and hits a hiptoss/cartwheel dropkick.

Sabin reverses a kick, but eats a swift strike to the head. Umino calls for the tag. Umino tags in and pummels Sabin. Umino hits a running forearm. Umino hits a running corner elbow. Umino hits a missile dropkick for two. Umino locks in a Boston Crab. Narita breaks up the submission.

Umino hits a European Uppercut. Sabin hits an Atomic Drop. Sabin hits a gut kick and an enziguri. Sabin hits an apron run kick to KUSHIDA and a thrust kick to Umino. Sabin hits Cradle Shock on Umino for the pinfall.

WINNERS: Chris Sabin & Ren Narita

SECOND MATCH: Dragon Lee & Tomoyuki Oka vs. CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI & Sho)

Dragon Lee and Sho start the match. Sho tries for a German Suplex early but gets out of a chain wrestling exchange. Test of strength sees the two men exchange wristlocks and arm drags. Both men attempt a dropkick at the same time. Oka tags in. YOSHI-HASHI tags in.

Oka drops YOSHI-HASHI with a shoulder block. YOSHI-HASHI pulls Oka out of the ring. Everyone Brawls On The Outside™.

Back in the ring, YOSHI-HASHI dominates Oka on the ground. Oka smacks away at YOSHI-HASHI but YOSHI-HASHI responds with a huge chest slap for two. Sho tags in. Sho pummels Oka in the corner.

Sho hits a Kitchen Sink.  Sho knocks Dragon Lee off the apron. YOSHI-HASHI tags in. YOSHI-HASHI and Oka exchange chops. YOSHI-HASHI hits a back elbow for two.

Sho tags in. Sho hits a dropkick. Sho locks in a Boston Crab. Oka fights to the ropes.

Sho goes for a deadlift German Suplex. Oka hits a Belly To Belly Suplex. Dragon Lee tags in and hits a somersault dropkick.

Dragon Lee hits a Stinger Splash, followed by a shotgun dropkick for two.

Dragon Lee and Sho exchange forearms. Dragon Lee hits a Bicycle Knee Strike. Dragon Lee hits a German Suplex. Sho hits a Western Lariat. YOSHI-HASHI tags in. Oka tags in.

Oka hits a corner splash. Oka hits a Spinebuster for two. Oka locks in an STF. Oka transitions into a Camel Clutch. YOSHI-HASHI fights to the ropes. YOSHI-HASHI hits a Thrust Kick for two.

Sho hits a deadlift German Suplex on Dragon Lee. Sho goes for a Package Piledriver. Dragon Lee fights out. Dragon Lee hits a Hurricanrana. YOSHI-HASHI hits Dragon Lee with a Lariat. YOSHI-HASHI hits Bunker Buster on Oka for two. YOSHI-HASHI locks in a Butterfly Lock. Oka submits.


THIRD MATCH: Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi & Toa Henare) vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki & El Desperado)

Suzuki-gun attack their opponents to start. Desperado chokes Taguchi in the ring and hits a Vertical Suplex for two. Desperado hits a Spinebuster for two. Desperado locks in a Stretch Muffler but Taguchi gets to the ropes.

Taguchi hits a Hip Attack. Taguchi hits more but then gets assaulted by Minoru Suzuki on the outside. Everyone Brawls On The Outside™.

Taguchi beats the count at 19. Desperado throws Taguchi out of the ring, where Suzuki hits him with a foreign object. Suzuki rolls Taguchi in the ring where Desperado covers him for two.

Suzuki tags in and starts dismantling Taguchi with knee strikes. Taguchi fights back with chest chops, but falls to a stiff forearm shot. Suzuki locks in a Figure Four Heel Hook, bu tTaguchi fights to the ropes. Desperado tags in.

Desperado hits a corner elbow. Taguchi hits a Hip Attack. Henare tags in and clears the apron. Henare hits a corner lariat. Henare hits a diving shoulder tackle for two.

Desperado rakes Henare’s eyes and drops him on the second rope. Suzuki tags in. Henare hits a Samoan Drop for two.

Henare hits a spinebuster for two. Taguchi clears Desperado out of the ring and hits a flying crossbody to the floor. Suzuki locks Henare in a Rear Naked Choke. Suzuki hits the Gotch Piledriver for the pinfall.

WINNERS: Suzuki-gun